In Some Lady's Garden (I)
DESCRIPTION: "In some lady's fine brick house, In some lady's garden, You walk so high you can't get out, So fare you well, my darling." "Oh, swing a lady ump-tum, Swing a lady round, Swing a lady ump-tum, Promenade round."
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (Cecil Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: dancetune nonballad playparty
FOUND IN: US(Ap,So)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Scarborough-OnTheTrailOfNegroFolkSongs, pp. 114-115, "In Some Lady's Garden" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Sharp-EnglishFolkSongsFromSouthernAppalachians 270, "Swing a Lady" (1 text, 1 tune)
Spurgeon-WaltzTheHall-AmericanPlayParty, pp. 74-75, "Brick House" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bush-FSofCentralWestVirginiaVol1, pp. 26-27, "Swing the Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Do, Do, Pity My Case" (lyrics) and references there
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